The game isn’t even out yet, but Dj2 Entertainment is turning Compulsion Games’s first-person survival game We Happy Few into a feature film.
The film is being produced by Paul Brooks’ Gold Circle Films and dj2 Entertainment’s Dmitri M. Johnson and Dan Jevons, with dj2’s Stephan Bugaj executive producing.
“Dj2 saw the video game before its release to fan and critical acclaim, and was immediately drawn to its unique world, aesthetic and characters,” Guillaume Provost, head of Compulsion Games, said. “Dmitri, Stephan and Dan approached us enthusiastically and with really solid ideas about how to adapt our game to film, while retaining its menace, dark humor, and central themes. We’re gratified at how they and Gold Circle have taken to the project.”
“As a Brit and a fan of shows like The Prisoner, the game’s social satire resonated with me. I wanted this project immediately and am truly pleased a relationship with dj2 and their Business Affairs exec, Howard Bliss, helped make that possible,” added Gold Circle’s Paul Brooks.
We Happy Few is available now on PC via Steam Early Access and on Xbox One via Xbox Game Preview. The game is set in an isolated English town in an alternate version of the 1960s where a government-imposed drug is masking gruesome violence and concealing a nefarious mystery.